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Qasr Qarun (Dionysias) Qasr Qarun (Dionysias)
Photo by Raymon Kondos © 2009 Your Egypt

QasrWhat does it mean? Qarun is 45 km (28 miles) to the northwest of MedinetWhat does it mean? El-Fayoum. The city site is dominated by a well-preserved temple built in the Ptolemaic era in the 3rd century.

The site was fortified during the Roman era by Emperor Diocletian to protect it against the attacks of Bedouins. Much of the site is now buried by sand.

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